There have been increasing media reports of some of the listed properties being used as party-houses to host out-of-control parties that disrupt entire neighbourhoods.
Common issues reported include:
- Abusive and drunken behaviour on the streets
- Parties with 100+ people attending on a regular basis
- Noise and littering issues
- Allegations of illegal activities and substance abuse
Residents that live next to party houses have had repeated handballing of the issue between SAPOL and local government.
It has forced some to sell their houses at significant losses or stop having relatives visiting them.